COVID-19 is having a drastic impact on education across our state. Students have lost learning time and are falling behind. Families are juggling work, school, and childcare. Teachers are struggling to keep students engaged. All of this makes it harder for students to learn and thrive.
North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC) is a response to the impact COVID-19 is having on schools, as students struggle to keep up with learning.
North Carolina Education Corps partners with local schools to recruit, educate, and activate corps members to support students and accelerate learning. Corps members are paid a living wage by schools to work part-time as high-impact literacy tutors grounded in the science of reading and reading instruction. Corps members will assist K-3 students with building their phonological awareness and phonics skills — foundational skills for learning how to read. Corps members and school administrators benefit from a common recruitment and application process, training, and ongoing support provided by NCEC.
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The North Carolina State Board of Education and Office of the Governor, in partnership with former state superintendent Mike Ward and local school districts, launched the North Carolina Education Corps to accelerate learning recovery. The Mebane Foundation, C.D.Spangler Foundation and SECU Foundation provided essential early investments to ensure the success of this critical effort.
OUR MISSION: To provide high-quality whole child and academic support to public school students in North Carolina.
Board of Advisors and Board of Directors
Launched in September 2020, North Carolina Education Corps is now an independent nonprofit. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Ward serves as the chair of the bipartisan Board of Directors. Our Board of Advisors continues to guide our work.
Governor Jim Hunt, Honorary Co-Chair
Governor Jim Martin, Honorary Co-Chair
Rep. Ashton Clemmons
Sen. Michael Lee
*Denotes individuals who also serve on the Board of Directors
** Denotes North Carolina State Board of Education liaisons to the Board of Advisors
Our Leadership Team
Director of Corp Member Experience and Training
Director of School Partnerships
Our 2023-2024 Goals:
1 – 3
Corps Members per